Muslim Rabble-Rousing Backfires?
That got a lot of publicity, as well it should. But within Tamimi's speech was an interesting supposition that he didn't intend. First, he told the throng:
"We are Muslims in Europe, not European Muslims."A bit later, he fired off this one:
"We tell this government Hamas is not a terrorist group. It is elected by the people of Palestine. We are not terrorists. We are defenders of the truth. Fighting those who invade Muslims is a just cause. "Did I get that right? Tamimi said Muslims have invaded Europe, i.e., they are in Europe as Muslims with no intent to assimilate, and it is just to fight invaders?
He'd better be careful. If fighting those who invade Muslims is just, so is fighting Muslims who invade us. Tamimi would do well to understand that Europe and America will not continue to extend their Muslim populations unfettered freedom if they use that freedom to incite violence against us, and to carry out that violence.
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